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Let's talk about the spork.
         The word "spork" originated in the early 20th century to describe such devices. I first started seeing sporks from fast food restaurants packaged in plastic wraps containing a napkin, mustard, ketchup, salt ,and pepper. I thought it was a great idea, so why not write a little about this modern eating utensil. It was really clever coming up with the idea for the name by combining the name of a spoon and a fork. The word spork is a portmanteau of spoon and fork.

         Sporks have been around for a while, but In 1951, Hyde W. Ballard filed an application with the United States Patent Office. Patents for spork-like designs date back to at least 1874. Sporks are commonly used by fast food restaurants, schools, prisons, the military, backpackers, and in airline meals. Spork like utensils, such as the terrapin fork or ice cream fork have been manufactured since the late 19th century.

         I renumber as a kid eating grape fruit with a metal spork like device. Back then we just called them a grape fruit spoon. Also don't let us forget that as pictured the spork is also a new character in Toy Story Four. Well I have once again proved that you can just about write about anything on this planet if you become bored enough. Have a nice day, and if you haven't already collected my trinket, please do so below.

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